‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond: 3 Lunch Ideas

The Pioneer Woman knows how to whip up a delicious lunch in no time. If you’re looking for some lunch ideas, Ree Drummond has a few recipes that will leave you with a full tummy and a smile on your face. Here are three lunch ideas.

Ree Drummond’s grilled tomato and Caesar salad

The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond poses in a blue shirt with the Property Brothers and two others.
Ree Drummond with the Property Brothers | Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Hearst

If you’re looking for something tasty for lunch, Drummond’s grilled tomato and Caesar salad might be just what you’re looking for. Drummond starts with a head of romaine lettuce. She brushes the cut side of the lettuce with olive oil and sprinkles salt and pepper on top. She does the same thing to the tomatoes and lemons. Drummond says the olive oil helps with the grilling process. Drummond then places the lettuce, tomatoes, and lemons cut-side down.

Next, Drummond makes Caesar dressing for the salad. She starts by placing anchovies in a food processor. After the anchovies, Drummond adds minced garlic, lemon juice, balsamic vinegar (she says you can also add red wine vinegar), and Dijon mustard. She says Dijon mustard is not a traditional ingredient in Caesar salad but sometimes the definition changes. She tells home cooks they can add what they like.

Next, Drummond adds Worcestershire sauce along with salt and pepper. She briefly runs the food processor so she can mix the food. After that, Drummond checks on the vegetables. She says the point is not to char the vegetables. It’s enough for them to just get a little smoky. You can find the complete ingredients list and directions here.

Ree Drummond’s cheeseburger sliders

Drummond starts her cheeseburger sliders recipe by sautéing onions in vegetable oil. She then adds ground beef. Instead of forming the meat into individual patties, she cooks all the ground beef together and crumbles it as she goes. Drummond cooks the beef for about 4 minutes until it’s completely brown.

Next, Drummond adds Worcestershire sauce and pepper, so the ground beef will be flavorful. She says home cooks can add their own ingredients to spruce up the flavor. Some suggestions she gives are hot sauce or barbecue sauce.

After cooking the ground meat, Drummond makes a sauce for the sliders. She makes a mixture of mayonnaise, ketchup, and mustard for the sauce. She says home cooks can add hot sauce or barbecue sauce to the mixture. You can find the complete ingredients list and directions here.

Ree Drummond’s chili recipes

One recipe Drummond likes to make is chunky chili. Instead of ground meat, she adds chunks of chuck roast and seasoned flour. She also likes to stir in ancho chili powder along with regular chili powder and garlic. Drummond says her method of making chunky chili makes the meal almost like a stew. Three different types of beans (black, kidney, and pinto) add variety to the dish.

Another chili recipe Drummond makes is simple perfect chili. She says this chili is a “total cinch” to make. This recipe calls for ground beef instead of chuck roast. Drummond also adds chopped garlic along with ground chili pepper, oregano, ground cumin, and other spices. This is a great meal to make if you want to make chili but you’re short on time. You can find the complete ingredients and directions in the video above.

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